Lake Odessa, MI – The honor of becoming an American Ethanol Late Model Tour (AELMT) Champion is one that just three drivers have been able to accomplish in the Tour’s five year history (Neisser, Marcoullier, Thirlby). This week on the racing podcast, Horsepower Happenings, former NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series competitor, Chad Finley announced that he plans to put all of his resources toward becoming the next AELMT Champion.
Finley was one of two featured guests on the latest episode of the Michigan based podcast, and was brought on following his Track Championship from I-96 Speedway. Throughout the course of the interview, Finley revealed that he and Chad Finley Racing had completely sold out their NASCAR Truck Series operation.
“We sold all that stuff. We’re going to go full-time dirt track racing next year,” Finley said when asked about his Truck Series team. Finley sighted the costs associated with operating the team, and his desire to run up-front despite the lack of funding in the team.
The discussion then turned to what exactly his plan will be for the 2020 season on the dirt. With a track championship under his belt, Finley says “I think I’m going to do it full time next year,” referring to the AELMT.
“I think our chances are pretty good (for an American Ethanol title),” said Finley about running for the 2020 Title. Finley posted two podium finishes on the Tour in five attempts in 2019 – a runner up finish at Merritt Speedway, and a third from I-96 Speedway.
For the complete Horsepower Happenings interview with Chad Finley, click here.
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Story by – Zach Hiser, Motor City Racing Promotions